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SOURCE Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy announced the first major expansion of the Journal of Managed Care Pharmacy in the peer-reviewed journal's 20-year history, with an increase in circulation from 15,000 to more than 32,000 and number of issues from nine to twelve. This is the latest step in AMCP's strategic plan to provide the latest and most authoritative research to improve patient outcomes and health care affordability.
"JMCP expansion is exactly what today's managed care practitioner needs to navigate this new world of ever more expensive medicines, breakthrough scientific discovery and payer and patient demands for accountability and performance," said AMCP CEO Edith A. Rosato, RPh, IOM, who's also JMCP publisher. "More readers, more articles and more relevant topics enhance our ability to shape health care through evidence-based and cost-effective formulary decision-making."
The Academy is making a significant investment in JMCP to grow its circulation and raise its visibility as a cutting-edge venue for high-quality, timely medical literature. Later this year JMCP will unveil a greatly improved digital platform and redesign of its cover. This month it introduced new feature providing up-to-date drug utilization data and analysis. In 2013 three new assistant editors were added, as the number of article submissions increased by 90 percent.
"Expansion lets us reach a much broader audience than Academy members," said JMCP editor-in-chief John Mackowiak, PhD. "Today the Journal is reaching the expanding group of practitioners who share responsibility for pharmacy products in managed care – a group that includes medical directors and decision-makers in specialty pharmacy, ACOs and other care delivery models."
To receive more information about JMCP, submit an article, or subscribe, visit www.jmcp.org.
The Journal of Managed Care Pharmacy publishes peer-reviewed original research manuscripts, subject reviews, and other content intended to advance the use of the scientific method, including the interpretation of research findings in managed care pharmacy. It is dedicated to improving the quality of patient care by providing its readers with the results of scientific investigation and evaluation of clinical, health, service, and economic outcomes of pharmacy services and pharmaceutical interventions, including formulary management. www.jmcp.org.
The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy is a national professional association of pharmacists and other health care practitioners who serve society by the application of sound medication management principles and strategies to improve health care for all. The Academy's nearly 7,000 members develop and provide a diversified range of clinical, educational and business management services and strategies on behalf of the more than 200 million Americans covered by a managed care pharmacy benefit. www.amcp.org.
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